Penned by:†††††††††††††††††††† Kevin K OíConnor
Date Penned:†††††††††††††††† June 25, 2017
Main Thought:††††††††††††† To examine the way we can actually see God
The Glass Through Which we see God
Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Joh_10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
Joh_10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Joh_14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
How is anyone to be known for who they truly are? By their words and their works/actions. While God is able to see the heart of each individual, we though are limited by what we can see & hear externally.
It seems that more and more people in this modern world are growing in love and marrying with hardly even seeing each other, how is this? Itís more than likely due to the avenue of communication via the World Wide Web which is making it easier and easier for people to meet and grow to know who each other without the lust of their eyes interfering with them. Words and actions proclaim who someone actually is, who they may appear to be is just that, an appearance. So, more and more people are using the benefits of the WWW to actually spend time talking and listening to each other by which they are truly learning who it is they are growing in relationship with.
In the same way, God uses the myriad of things in Creation as well as His Written Word and His Only Begotten Son to proclaim Himself to us. Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. Psa 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psa 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Psa 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Psa 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Psa 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. And, another great scripture revealing this fact is; Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
The glass of Godís Word and His actions (giving His Son) along with all of Creation continually show us the Wonders and Beauties of God! One of the problems with being born into anything is that you come to conclude that everything around you has always been and will forever be without any consideration as to their source and their reason for being. I say God Bless the soul who doesnít accept things at face value but questions their beginning and the beginning of all that is around them. Where did it all come from and where is it all going?
And, until someone truly begins to question these facts, they will never come into the knowledge of the Truth to their existence nor the existence of all things around them. And, since God Himself created us, we were naturally born with an indwelling hole that only He can fill. But, since we were born into a world that not only has God our Creator present, we have the foul one as well that came to think that he was actually greater than the One that had created him and so everything he does opposes Him. So, while all that God has made is beautiful, the one that He had made initially to be a beautiful servant of His, Ďsataní, has worked to destroy all that He had made to be good. He started with lying to our first Mom & Dad (Adam & Eve) concerning the one and only one thing our Father & Creator asked us not to do. But we chose to listen to satan rather than our Creator and so because of that, weíve now been introduced to death and disease by our own choice to go our way and not our Fatherís. So now, our existence not only has the Truth of God and all he has done all around us, now there is death and disease and lies concerning where everything has come from and where itís all going.
This is where itís so important that everyone born truly takes a good hard look at creation all around them and a good long and thoughtful look into Godís Word and not rely on what others are telling them. Each person needs to ask themselves, does all I see come from evolving into what it is now or is that even possible? And, since there is now both Truth and lies for us to deal with, weíre each responsible to determine for ourselves that answer. Those who have listened to the lies (by the way, we were born to naturally believe the lies due being born with the same nature of our initial Mom & Dad, Adam & Eve) will have all sorts of reasons to our (and everything around us) existence from aliens to evolution but adamantly oppose the thought of a Thoughtful and Wise Creator Who created it all. Then, there will also be those who have come to the conclusion that it all has come from the One and Only Creator just as Godís Word testifies to.
The One Who created us, created us from the Nature of Who He is, He is the epitome (a typical or ideal example : embodiment) of Love & Wisdom. And while stating that is easy, each one that breathes the breath of life needs to decide for themselves, hence the reason for penning these thoughts. I challenge all who have taken the time to read these thoughts to take a good hard look into all thatís around you. Where did it all come from and where is it all going? Look at the wisdom and wonder of all living things. Look at the wonder and wisdom of the stars in the Heavens and intricate wonder of atoms and their function. Can anyone actually believe it all has just evolved from some slime somewhere, those that have swallowed the lie will have us all believe that, but I challenge any and all to take a serious look for themselves. While youíre doing that, examine the hole that you were created with to realize that He had initially created you and donít drown out that holeís small still voice to you by covering it up by over indulging the lusts of the flesh by its five senses (lust of the eyes, ears, or flesh). That would be to give oneself to pornography, Loud and hateful music, or promiscuous sex. Those are all here to help numb each person to the fact we were all created for more than living for the lusts of our flesh.
While mankind (all but Adam & Eve) has had our beginning away from the visible existence of God, satan and the fallen angels that followed him didnít, they began their existence in the very presence of God and His Kingdom. And the facts that Adam & Eve actually walked and talked with Him and yet still chose to go their own way AND the fact that the entire nation of Israel that was led out of captivity of Egypt got to see God do mind blowing miracles, with only a hand full of those who actually remained faithful and loyal to God, is it any wonder that God now has chosen Faith in His Son (the One Who bore our punishment upon Himself) to be our entrance into His Kingdom? When I look at the nature of not only satan, but also mankind, I have to conclude that itís no wonder at all!
Anyone who has taken the oath of marriage and has had their partner break it knows the pain of a broken heart more than anyone. No one should ever have to go through that and yet God has, Jesus has, and many of us have as well and itís no fun at all! Sight does NOT establish a deep and lasting relationship as time has proven (satan, Adam & Eve, Israel from Egypt). So God has now chosen Faith (confident assurance) in His Son to be the means into His Everlasting, Glorious Presence and Kingdom. Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. AND, Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Time and history has proven that sight does NOT produce people of character, but faith does. Many people of time and history have proven faith builds character where sight doesnít. Daniel, King David, Ruth, and many others. Those who see with their hearts rather than their eyes are the ones the Heavenly Father is looking for. These are the ones who not only question their surroundings, but who are also taking the time to listen to that small still hole they were born with and coming to the same conclusion that many have, that God is God, that His Word is True and His Son is the Only means into His Kingdom of those with the intellect to understand (those without the intellect to understand i.e. small children or the mentally disabled I believe will have the opportunity to accept Christ after death). The reason that Jesus has to be the Only means into His Kingdom is because not only is God the epitome of Love & Wisdom but He is also of Holiness as well and thus can Not have that which is unholy (us) in His presence. Sin has to be punished, Christ took that punishment for us, only those who take the time to listen and receive that fact, will be the ones that His blood will cover and provide entrance into the Heavenly Kingdom.
We all use communication now by which we see others for who they truly are, why donít we use that same method to consider God in Christ His Son? He has left us all of Creation and His Word to reveal Himself to us, those who will harden their hearts and refuse to listen will miss out, those who are true to themselves will take the time to listen and consider, and these are the ones who will begin to hear. Our Creator desires us to know Him more than we could ever know. Those who will give Him a chance will enter in to the greatest relationship of love and joy they have ever known!
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving each and every person alive the window of sight being Your Creation, Your Son, and Your Word by which we all may clearly see and believe. Ever teach us to still ourselves long enough to consider all these things You have provided and enter into the everlasting joy of Your Presence for all eternity for itís in Jesus, Glorious Name we pray, Amen.
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